The Andhra Pradesh High Court has given three weeks to the Admission Fee Regulation Committee (AFRC) to give clear cut guidelines for the admission of students to MBBS and BDS courses which would include the mush hyped about MBBS and BDS fee structure. The ruling was given by Justice P Naveen Rao in the AP High Court.
The decision was in response to the plea by the Private Medical and Dental Colleges Association. The AP Private Medical and Dental Colleges Association have been wanting the AFRC to regulate and fix uniform fee for all the students who would be admitted into first year MBBS/BDS courses offered by the association members except for the students to be admitted in NRI category seats and the need for a separate entrance test for private sector institutions.
The Apex Court also held that there would be only one set of fee for all the students except those admitted under NRI quota. However, in spite of the Supreme Court direction, the AFRC has been categorizing the seats into competent authority and management quota seats and fixing different sets of fee which was unconstitutional, it pointed out.